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in boston. >> reporter: well, the fbi is leading this investigation, focused on this area right over here. you see there the road closed. we're here at exeter and newbury street. the state investigators walked in and out of the perimeter, the closest point to the finish line. >> reporter: how are you feeling right now? >> a little numb. >> reporter: she hides the uneasiness behind sunglasses after yesterday's explosions after the boston marathon. >> something you would want to celebrate having run a personal record, and then -- some senseless tragedy like this, it is just sad. >> reporter: right now, security is heightened as the police, the atf and fbi investigate. this group wears white suits so they don't contaminate more than the ten-square blocks crime scene. the perimeter is locked down and roads are closed. >> it certainly is something i have seen before, it makes you scared. but there is a comfort level at the same time. >> relieved that everybody is out here helping. >> reporter: the officials say they believe both bombs were hidden inside the backpacks like this one right here,
will feel the full weight of justice. >>> the fbi is now in charge of this investigation and the white house has directed the agency to treat it as an act of terrorism. there haven't been any arrests but there are reports law enforcement officials have excessed interest in a man seen leaving the scene in dark clothing and there's word this morning a search warrant has been executed in a boston suburb. we go to boston now for the latest. chris, what can you tell us about the investigation? >> reporter: good morning. we're following several leads in regards to this investigation. first of all, the area around boston's copley plaza has been shut off. it's considered an active crime scene and police are busy combing that area for any clues they can find about yesterday's blast. you mentioned this search warrant. it was executed by local police starting around 5:00 yesterday evening. police spent more than seven hours at an apartment complex nearby. police were seen taking out what was believed to be evidence bags to a car. they were also seen questioning a couple of people in that apartment comp
'm keith russell. it is tuesday, april 16, 2013. fbi agents as well as police are looking for any clues that can help find who was behind yesterday's bombings. let's go live to boston. >> reporter: investigators this morning are renewing their calls for the public asking anyone with information into yesterday's explosion to come forward to provide pictures, witness descriptions, anything that might help lead to the tour whomever kiried out those explosions yesterday. and again, 12 cities around boston are closed and active crime scene and as investigators tried to peace together exactly what happened here. >> nearly a day after two explosions rocked the finish line in the boston marathon, massachusetts governor deval patrick warned bostonians life will be different and at least until an arrest is made. >> everyone should expect continued heightened police presence and everyone should continuepers continue personally to be vigilant. >> reporter: two explosions near the finish line about 12 seconds and 100 yards apart shattered windows that sent runners, spectators running for safety. doz
'll hear from the fbi in an hour. one thing i noticed today, throughout the day the folks coming to the scene of the crime and just coming together. people who didn't know each other, people from other states and countries coming together and comforting each other. i just want to show you a sense of the scene, you can see a block away from boylston street, you can't see exactly where the bomb went off, but you can see here the folks who were supposed to celebrate, it has become a time where they will never forget. and you mentioned it, it is a time for them coming together. >> everybody did exactly what they were supposed to do, this is a great city. >> reporter: the mood here in boston just blocks away from where the bombs exploded is still just disbelief. >> it was such a just xtapositi >> reporter: although he finished and beat his previous time, the events that took place yesterday took their toll. >> just being out in the street, getting out today and trying to come to terms with all of it. >> reporter: people walked by the scene and stopped to take in the sight, taking pict
on the battlefield. >> the fbi is leading the investigation. evidence collection teams came from new york. it will be a swift and thorough search. we will find out who did this and why they did this. any responsibility individuals or groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> police questioned a man who was injured and being treated in a boston hospital. investigators say he is not considered a suspect nor a person of interest. investigators have spent several hours overnight and into the early morning hours investigating an apartment c complex. that is the story live in boston now back to you. >> reporter: right now police are searching the apartment of a person of interest in this case. it is happening ip the suburb of revere and it is part of the investigation into the blasts in boston. they were seen leaving early this morning with brown paper bags and we are hearing a search warrant was served last night. no word on a mytive just yet. law enforcement agencies are trying to figure out who is responsib responsible. the national guard is on hand to secure the scene and the agencies
time, used the word "terrorism" to describe what happened here. >> the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> the president in the white house briefing room earlier today. and as late as tonight, still no idea as to who did this or why. but we have a better idea as to what was detonated here in boston. nbc's pete williams has been following the investigation in d.c. all day. pete, good evening. >> brian, good evening. still so many questions, but one has been answered, how many explosive devices were left at the scene. that answer is two. and officials describe them as crudely made but effectively used. and as of tonight, no suspects, no idea who did it or why. >> reporter: investigators have begun the process of recovering tiny pieces of the bombs to learn how they were made. they say it appears the devices were assembled inside pressure cooker pots similar to this one packed with bbs, ball bearings and nails to magnify the injury. as these homeland security bulletins note, pressure coo
the explosions. right now, security is heightened. the police and atf and fbi investigate. this group wears white suits so they don't contaminate more than the ten blocks of crime scene. the perimeter is blocked down, roads closed, authorities look for anything suspicious. >> it is certainly something i have not seen before. it is scary, but it is also a comfort level at the same time. >> a little more relieving, knowing that everybody is out here helping. >> reporter: law enforcement officials tell nbc news they believe both bombs were hidden in the backpacks like this one on the street. discarded like personal property. they believe the bombs were triggered by a device, like a cell phone. killing three, like 8-year-old martin richard. the people on the streets hope they find the bomber. >> the worst thing, we couldn't find out who did it. that would just say they could get away with this. >> reporter: now people continue to walk around the perimeter, many snapping photos on their cell phones. and police want people who snapped photos yesterday during the race capturing images. if you notice any
. >> there were victims who had lost limbs, and tonight, it is was announced the fbi is taking the lead in the investigation. >> it has the potential terrorist investigation. >> president obama vowed to bring those responsible to justice. >> we will find out who did this and hold them accountable. >> multiple explosive devices were found at the scene. boston now dealing with a mass casualty, as a shaken city tries to come to gribs with a violent attack in the heart of the city. katie davis, nbc news, boston. >>> police officers are searching for evidence. here are people who called in to us to report what they saw. >> we saw smoke, people running hysterically. knocking over the barricades to get off the way. >> you don't know what to do but to ex're get out of there. >> a lot of people on the streets crying. there were a lot of people that obviously saw it. there were a lot of people that didn't, and had no idea what was happening. >> a former army medic said he was inside a building near, and the force of the explosion knocked him to the floor. he got to work treating people until para
. this morning, the national guard has secured the area where the blast occurred, and officials say the fbi is now leading the investigation. >> it will be an ongoing investigation. it is a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation. >> reporter: initial reports bombs including bebes and other objects aimed at inflicting the most harm possible. overnight police went to an apartment building in revere, massachusetts, and interviewed two men. security has been increased in new york and los angeles. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. boston will be back in business today except for this huge crime scene that extends behind me for about
. the investigation here is very much underway at 9:30. we expect to have a press conference with the fbi. no suspect has been named in the deadly blast. investigators have spoken to several people. no suspects have been named in the case. for now, live in boston. nbc washington now pack to you. 6:21 now. let's check in with storm team four. good morning sunrise less than ten minutes away and we have quite a bit of low cloudiness here. showing breaks in the clouds and temperatures under this party cloudy sky. you need a light jacket as you head out to school. low and mid 50s as well as arlington fairfax and right near the bay and eastern shore. farther west where the cloud cover is thicker temperatures there in much of the west of virginia. there is the sky over the potomac river right now. 56 at reagan national. by noon upper 60 it's and by mid afternoon holding steady. much of the region with a light breeze. the poll ten koupt is going to high today tomorrow and on thursday. storm team four, four day forecast mild pattern. increasing clouds and washing some of that pollen out of the air. cooler wee
morning. the fbi, homeland security all coming here to brief lawmakers on what is happening with this investigation in boston here on capitol hill. congress observed a moment of silence. a big roll out of the immigration bill. it will be filed but not with the fanfare that had been planned. focus today needs to be on the victims in boston. we have a flag flying at half-staff as they look into whether or not this was an act of terror. we will find out who did this and hold them accountable. >> the most important thing is that we do it right, get the right information. >> as you know, there was a security perimeter established around the white house and more on metro as well. by the way, here on capitol hill a lot of lawmakers that are calling this an act of terror the president did not. >> 5:34 right now. in the wake of the bombings, japan is adding security. the prime minister there telling lawmakers that they are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of citizens. japan still checking whether any of its citizens were hurt in the explosion. in new york city 1,000 off
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